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Harringtons Sales and Lettings is a highly professional firm with a number of properties within Durham, Spennymoor and throughout the surrounding area. We offer a large selection of properties to rent and we cater to a variety of tenants. We believe it is important that all our tenants are satisfied with their property and therefore, all properties available for rent will be clean, tidy and ready for occupation. We are keen to ensure all maintenance issues are addressed quickly and efficiently for your enjoyment of the property throughout the tenancy. We have a team of approved contractors to meet general maintenance issues and emergencies.

The benefits in renting with us include:

  • We are a local agency – with helpful staff who will deal with you promptly and professionally.
  • We have a portfolio of good quality properties.
  • Referencing - usually taking no more than 24-48 hours.
  • Registration of a damage deposit with a Government approved insurance scheme (, which includes an impartial Arbitration Service.
  • All properties regularly checked for gas and electrical safety.
  • We have an excellent and varied maintenance team to ensure we deal with all issues promptly.
  • We offer a free emergency call-out service.
  • Full range of household insurance products.

You can find available rental properties here on our website. However, since the rental market moves quickly, we recommend that you get in touch with us directly. Once we have your details and property requirements, we can notify you as soon as properties that fit your needs become available.

Residential Tenants Guide to Fees;
An administration fee, which covers credit and reference checks and the administration work required to produce the tenancy paperwork will be payable to secure the property and take it off the market. You will need a guarantor if you are short on affordability, have a poor credit history or are in receipt of Housing Benefit. The fees we will charge before and during your tenancy are listed below;
Residential Tenant Set up fee -£200.00 (Inc. VAT)
Referencing up to two tenants (identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers / landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability) as well as contract negotiation (amending and agreeing terms) and arranging the tenancy and agreement.

Additional Residential Tenant Fee (Over the age of 18 years old) - £50.00 (Inc. VAT)
Processing the application, associated paperwork and referencing

Residential Guarantor Fee - £50.00 (Inc. VAT) per guarantor (if required)
Covering credit referencing and preparing a Deed of Guarantee as part of the Tenancy Agreement

Deposit - Equal to one month’s rent
This is to cover the risk of any property damage. This will be protected as a security deposit in a Government-authorised scheme and may be returned at the end of the tenancy.
During your tenancy;
Amendment and/or Contract Renewal Fee - £100.00 (Inc. VAT) 
Contract negotiation, amending terms and updating your tenancy agreement during your tenancy.

Ending your tenancy;
Future Landlord Reference Fee - £30.00 (Inc. VAT) per reference request 
Collating information and preparing a reference for a future landlord or letting agent.

Other fees and charges;

Unpaid rent or returned payments - £20.00 (Inc. VAT) 
Charged for any missed or late rent payments as well as any payments that are returned by the Bank.

Professional Cleaning (if required) - £ Quoted as required which will be deducted from the Deposit 
Only charged where professional cleaning is necessary to return the property to the same condition as at the start of the tenancy.
As members of the Property Ombudsman we are fully trained, insured and bound by their Codes of Conduct. Harringtons Sales and Lettings Ltd use MyDeposits to protect tenant deposits.



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